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Brownsville library, Crucible among the beneficiaries of state tax credits

(Nov 15, 2019)

CARMICHAELS, Nov. 15 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, today said that $709,500 in state tax credits have been approved for the area. “These tax credits will encourage businesses and programs to continue to invest in our region,” Snyder said. Among the projects to benefit from the tax credits are: Brownsville Free Public Library -- $137,500 to expand the library to create a dedicated teen space. The space also can be used by the public. "This expansion will provide opportunities for teens and anyone else who uses the new space to benefit from all of the resources available at the library," Snyder said. Redevelopment Authority of the County of Greene -- $187,500 to increase the number of owner-occupied homes in Crucible. "Blight can be a significant problem and a challenge for the entire community," Snyder said. "Rehabbing homes in coal patch villages can help stabilize the erosion of property values and provide hope and pride in where they live." Tax credits also were awarded to the Greater Washington Community Food Bank: $104,500 for installing solar panels; Fayette County Cultural Trust: $160,000; Fayette County Community Action Agency Inc.: $120,000 for a comprehensive revitalization effort in Uniontown. Greater Washington Community Food Bank will install solar panels to provide electricity for their hydroponics program, creating renewable Read more

 

Vaping information, coat and winter clothing drive and more!

(Nov 14, 2019)

If you’re concerned about the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping, you’re definitely not alone. Read more

 

Snyder: Information, resources available on dangers of vaping

(Nov 12, 2019)

CARMICHAELS, Nov. 12 – As a concerted effort to educate residents – including youngsters – about the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping, state Rep. Pam Snyder said her office is providing information and resources, including a specially created brochure. “While many of us may be familiar with e-cigarettes and vaping in general, what you may not know is just how easily these devices can mimic flash drives, making them easy for youngsters to hide from their parents and caregivers,” Snyder said. “Even though scientists are still trying to fully understand the myriad of health impacts surrounding vaping, what we do know is that it can have serious health consequences. I want to ensure parents, teachers and youngsters are aware of the health dangers, but also know where to go for additional information in the community.” Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the brochure, titled “Vaping and E-Cigarette Information: What You Should Know ” includes pictures of and information about e-cigarette devices, health dangers associated with vaping, and resources for youngsters and parents. Snyder has partnered with the state Attorney General’s Office in speaking about the dangers of vaping at schools in six school districts in recent weeks, with one additional speaking engagement scheduled for later this month. To get a copy of the brochure or for more information, please contact Snyder’s Carmichaels Read more

 

Veterans Brunch reminder, ongoing winter clothing drive and more!

(Nov 07, 2019)

Veterans – please to join me at my special Veterans Brunch this Sunday, November 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carmichaels American Legion, located at 205 E. George Street in Carmichaels.This is just one way my staff and I want to show our appreciation to those who have served our nation and the families who have supported them. Read more

 

Happy Halloween, broadband updates and more!

(Oct 31, 2019)

Little ghosts and goblins will be out in full force, so please consider these Halloween safety tips to keep them safe. Read more

 

Snyder to host veterans’ brunch on Nov. 10

(Oct 31, 2019)

CARMICHAELS, Oct. 31 – In honor of all veterans, state Rep. Pam Snyder will host a free veterans’ brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Carmichaels American Legion, 205 E. George St. “This special brunch is just one way my staff and I want to show our appreciation for our residents who’ve defended our nation and the families who have supported them,” Snyder said. “It’s open to all veterans who have served, whether during war or peacetime.” Snyder added that she and her staff will be on hand at the brunch to answer questions and provide help with any state concern, benefit or program, including veterans’-related programs and services. For more information, please contact Snyder’s Carmichaels office at 724-966-8953. Read more

 

Keeping our kids safe, upcoming Veterans brunch and more!

(Oct 24, 2019)

Two Greene County districts this week were awarded Safe School Targeted Grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to help them with any safety or security-related equipment needs. Read more

 

Snyder: Resolution to create broadband-focused task force passes committee

(Oct 23, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 23 – A resolution designed to move the state forward in providing high-speed broadband services to all areas of Pennsylvania – notably in unserved and underserved areas of the state – passed unanimously in the House State Government Committee today, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said House Resolution 64 would establish a legislative task force that would direct the Joint State Government Commission to create an advisory committee to conduct a study on the delivery of broadband services in unserved and underserved areas of the state. Once completed, the committee would report its findings and recommendations to the House. “Today’s vote on this resolution gets us that much closer to providing reliable, affordable access to all Pennsylvanians,” said Snyder. “Our state cannot effectively compete in education, economic development, or in health care without reliable broadband access, and I remain committed to making that happen, regardless of where you live in Pennsylvania.” The resolution will be forwarded to the House chamber for further consideration. Read more

 

Snyder announces Safe Schools Targeted funds awarded to two Greene County school districts

(Oct 21, 2019)

CARMICHAELS, Oct. 21 – The Central Greene and West Greene school districts were each recently awarded Safe School Targeted Grants to help districts with any safety and security-related equipment needs, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the competitive 2019-20 Safe Schools Targeted Grants from the state Department of Education are awarded to schools to prevent and reduce violent incidents, purchase needed equipment, and provide for the training and compensation of school resource and police officers. The Central Greene School District received $23,686 and the West Greene School District received $20,000. “These funds will help our districts in their ongoing efforts to keep our school students and teachers safe and secure and focus on learning,” said Snyder. This funding is part of the $7.3 million in School Safety Grants the Pennsylvania Department of Education is awarding to both public school districts and non-public schools throughout the commonwealth. Read more

 

Help for our coal-impacted communities, winter clothing drive and more!

(Oct 17, 2019)

As you know, I’ve been a long-time advocate for our coal workers and their families, and this news from the Appalachian Regional Commission will help our communities to create new jobs and economic opportunities, including expanding broadband access. Read more

 

Snyder launches annual winter clothing drive to benefit families in need

(Oct 16, 2019)

CARMICHAELS, Oct. 16 – State Rep. Pam Snyder today announced she is launching her annual winter clothing drive to help local families in need. “I’m urging residents to donate new or gently used winter clothing –including coats, jackets, gloves, mittens, scarves and hats of all sizes – to help our less fortunate neighbors,” said Snyder. “My district offices will be collecting these items now through November 15.” Coats may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the following district offices: 104 S. Market St., Suite 101, in Carmichaels. 93 E. High St., Room 215, in Waynesburg. Donations will also be accepted on Wednesdays and Thursdays at Snyder’s Brownsville office, located at 113 Thornton Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Snyder said she is again partnering with the Waynesburg Salvation Army, the Masontown Helping Hands Ministry and Crosskeys Human Services of Brownsville to distribute the coats locally. More information is available by calling Snyder’s Carmichaels office at 724-966-8953. Read more

 

Snyder announces $70,000 in grants to help coal-impacted communities

(Oct 10, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 10 – Greene and Fayette counties will receive a total of $70,000 in funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission to assist them in job creation and economic development, including broadband expansion, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said $50,000 in grant funding was awarded to the Greene County Board of Commissioners for a rural broadband coverage and feasibility study, which will identify county-wide gaps in broadband access and determine the best technology to address them. The Fay-Penn Economic Development Council will receive $20,000 in funds to determine the feasibility of constructing multi-tenant speculative shell buildings at several locations in Fayette County to help attract and accommodate new business development. “While coal has – and remains – a vital part of my district, it’s no secret that we have been affected by the changes within the energy production sector,” said Snyder. “These grants will allow us to move forward and create new job and economic opportunities in our communities, including expanding broadband access, which will have a huge impact and allow us to better compete in today’s ever-changing economy.” The ARC is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 420 counties across the Appalachian Region, which includes Pennsylvania. Through its POWER Initiative, the Read more

 

Another successful Senior Fair, upcoming Veterans Brunch and more!

(Oct 10, 2019)

Thank you for another great annual Senior Fair at the Greene County Fairgrounds last week – this is truly my favorite event of the year! Read more

 

Senior Fair reminder, upcoming outreach events and more!

(Oct 03, 2019)

Seniors and caregivers – you won’t want to miss my eighth annual Senior Fair, which will be held this Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greene County Fairgrounds, located at 107 Fairgrounds Road in Waynesburg! Read more

 

Snyder invites residents to conceal carry seminar

(Oct 02, 2019)

CARMICHAELS, Oct. 2 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, is hosting a free informational seminar on conceal carry permits on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Greene County Fairgrounds, located at 107 Fairgrounds Road in Waynesburg. The event, sponsored by Snyder and Greene County Commissioners Blair Zimmerman, Dave Coder and Archie Trader, includes an opportunity for residents to obtain a conceal carry permit (beginning at 6 p.m.), with the informational seminar scheduled for 7 p.m. “This seminar will provide information on conceal carry permits and explain state requirements and how to carry, and also allow attendees to ask questions,” Snyder said. “This is vital information that all responsible gun owners should know.” Greene County Sheriff Marcus Simms and shooting instructor Dave Bates will be speaking at the seminar. Residents who are interested in obtaining a conceal carry permit must bring a valid ID or driver’s license and the contact information of two references (non-family). The cost for the permit is $20. For more information, please call Snyder’s Waynesburg office at 724-627-8683. Read more

 

Eighth annual Greene County Senior Fair scheduled for Oct. 4

(Sep 30, 2019)

CARMICHAELS, Sept. 30 –State Rep. Pam Snyder has announced the eighth annual Greene County Senior Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. “Each year, I look forward to our Senior Fair, an event that’s always fun and welcoming and allows me to hear from older residents in the community,” Snyder said. “Seniors can get valuable health screenings and information on a wide variety of programs and services tailored to them, and also enjoy great music, lunch, and a chance to win prizes.” Sponsored by Snyder, state Sen. Camera Bartolotta, Greene County Commissioners Blair Zimmerman, Dave Coder and Archie Trader, and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, t he free Senior Fair features representatives from state, local and county agencies, and vendors who provide services to seniors. “The Greene County Senior Fair is an excellent opportunity for older adults to find out what programs are available to help them with their daily routines,” said Bartolotta, R-Beaver/Greene/Washington. “I would encourage everyone to stop by the fairgrounds and learn what programs are offered.” “This special event provides a great opportunity for area seniors to get a massive amount of information that can be truly beneficial for them,” Greene County Commissioner Blair Zimmerman said. “We encourage all of our seniors to come to Read more

 

One step closer to expanding broadband, upcoming Senior Fair and more!

(Sep 26, 2019)

This week, we received good news that is getting us one step closer to expanding broadband access in Pennsylvania! Read more

 

Snyder announces passage of broadband bill in Senate committee

(Sep 25, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 25 – A measure to direct the state Department of General Services to take inventory of communications assets – with the goal of providing reliable broadband access statewide – was unanimously reported out of the Senate State Government Committee, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said House Bill 305 would require DGS to conduct a thorough inventory of all state department, agency, commission or institution-owned communication towers, poles, bridges and facilities to leverage existing assets to provide access to areas without reliable broadband service. “As I keep saying, we can’t compete if we can’t connect, and I remain committed to bring reliable and affordable broadband service to all areas of our great state,” Snyder said. “It shouldn’t matter whether you live in an urban or rural area, this access is invaluable to economic growth, our farmers, our teachers, our health care workers and our students.” Snyder also thanked state Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York, for her continued support for broadband expansion. Both Snyder and Phillips-Hill co-founded the legislative Broadband Caucus last year. The bill now heads to the full state Senate for further consideration. Read more

 

Good news for Fayette County, register to vote online and more!

(Sep 19, 2019)

I’m pleased to share that Masontown Borough received a $200,000 grant to provide needed upgrades and improvements to access the Monongahela River, including on-site parking, a safer point of entry for local first responders, and improved security lighting. Read more

 

Snyder: $200,000 in state funds awarded to Masontown Borough, Fayette County

(Sep 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – Several river access improvements, including a concrete boat launch ramp and on-site parking, will soon be underway in Masontown Borough in Fayette County, thanks to a $200,000 grant awarded today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today. Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the funds will be used to provide convenient, safe access to the Monongahela River to residents of Masontown Borough, and German and Nicholson townships, including a safe point of entry for local first responders who conduct river rescue operations. “I’m very pleased the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved this grant,” Snyder said. “This project will make it easier and much safer for our emergency responders, but it also includes several upgrades and improvements to make river and outdoor excursions more enjoyable for residents and the general public, including new boat docks, a kayak launch and improved security lighting.” The Commonwealth Financing Authority provides funding for a multitude of projects that help businesses succeed, including those focused on development, water quality, energy infrastructure and more. To learn more about the Commonwealth Financing Authority, visit its website . Read more

 

Brownsville library, Crucible among the beneficiaries of state tax credits
Nov 15, 2019

Vaping information, coat and winter clothing drive and more!
Nov 14, 2019

Snyder: Information, resources available on dangers of vaping
Nov 12, 2019

Veterans Brunch reminder, ongoing winter clothing drive and more!
Nov 07, 2019

Happy Halloween, broadband updates and more!
Oct 31, 2019

Snyder to host veterans’ brunch on Nov. 10
Oct 31, 2019

Keeping our kids safe, upcoming Veterans brunch and more!
Oct 24, 2019

Snyder: Resolution to create broadband-focused task force passes committee
Oct 23, 2019

Snyder announces Safe Schools Targeted funds awarded to two Greene County school districts
Oct 21, 2019

Help for our coal-impacted communities, winter clothing drive and more!
Oct 17, 2019

Snyder launches annual winter clothing drive to benefit families in need
Oct 16, 2019

Snyder announces $70,000 in grants to help coal-impacted communities
Oct 10, 2019

Another successful Senior Fair, upcoming Veterans Brunch and more!
Oct 10, 2019

Senior Fair reminder, upcoming outreach events and more!
Oct 03, 2019

Snyder invites residents to conceal carry seminar
Oct 02, 2019

Eighth annual Greene County Senior Fair scheduled for Oct. 4
Sep 30, 2019

One step closer to expanding broadband, upcoming Senior Fair and more!
Sep 26, 2019

Snyder announces passage of broadband bill in Senate committee
Sep 25, 2019

Good news for Fayette County, register to vote online and more!
Sep 19, 2019

Snyder: $200,000 in state funds awarded to Masontown Borough, Fayette County
Sep 17, 2019